The Hood to Coast Relay Kicks Off
Runners pose at the end of the hood to coast relay. Photo credit: Antonio Harris
The Providence Hood & Portland to Coast Relays is the most popular and largest running and walking relay race in the world, annually drawing participants from over 40 countries and all 50 states. Known as the Mother of All Relays, the event takes 8 to 12 member relay teams 196 miles or 128 miles (from Portland) from the iconic top of Mount Hood to the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The event has sold-out for 30 straight years and on lottery opening day for 24 consecutive years!
The 2023 Hood to Coast relay race started last Friday at Timberline Lodge and continued through the weekend. The Hood to Coast also features the 128-mile Portland to Coast Walking Relay and the Portland to Coast Challenge which both begin along the waterfront. The team’s that only participating in the Portland to Coast portion of the race began their journey at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. KOIN 6 also participated in the run. KOIN 6 participants ran to raise $30,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which serves over 8000 patients with cancer and other life-threatening conditions annually.